Living in Barcelona

“I got to make new friends, experience the city both with RA's and on my own, practice my Spanish, and study with those amazing professors at the University of Barcelona.”


Students live at the University of Barcelona's ultra-modern Sant Jordi residence hall, located in Sarrià, an upscale neighborhood full of activity and places of interest. The residence is one block from Avenida Diagonal, a major artery that cuts across the city. Buses, subways, and taxis are readily available, and all major tourist attractions are within a 15-minute bus ride. Many small restaurants, interesting shops, ATMs, and other amenities are within short walking distance from the dormitory.

The rooms, typically doubles, are comfortably furnished, each with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a safe, a small refrigerator, a telephone, and an Internet connection. Rooms are cleaned on a regular basis.

A lounge area includes two television rooms, a snack bar, and vending machines. The residence also contains several computer terminals, a laundry room, study lounges, a lecture hall (sometimes used by our program as a complement to our usual facilities), an exercise room, and an athletic facility that we use for both organized and pick-up games of soccer and basketball.


The program provides all meals. Most days, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at either the residence hall or at the School of Professional Studies at the University of Barcelona.


The program provides each student with a public transportation pass, which allows unlimited rides on subways and buses in Barcelona during the entire three-week stay.

Private bus service provides weekday transfers related to course study and transportation for out-of-town excursions.

Computer Access

Students are required to bring their own laptops; Internet connection is available in the rooms.

The residence hall has several computer terminals for limited free Internet access. Computing facilities are available at the University of Barcelona on class days.

Accommodation details are subject to change based upon residence hall availability.